Greg Patterson (lead vocalist) was born in Anchorage, Alaska.
His desire to start singing began at a young age and he spent much time singing a cappella music, which helped cultivate his singing talent. Growing up he was an athlete participating in several organized sports and he also developed an interest in building hotrods. He became known as "Mr. Fix-it" always getting a kick out of helping others develop solutions for technical problems. After graduating from College with an A.A.S degree in Electronics he became a real world Mr. Fix-it.
As a young adult, Greg became captivated by the great Rock & Roll bands of the 60's, 70's and 80's such as Chicago, Steely Dan, Blood Sweat &Tears, and others, "These guys were awesome". However, he decided it was time to form a Chicago Tribute band that performs the Great Hits like they were played back then! Greg teamed up with his Professional Musician friends and formed the band "Changes".
Karl Rehn started gigging professionally in clubs on Austin's 6th Street when he was 17, and spent 25 years playing in rock, jazz, blues and funk bands in Austin, including Austin Chronicle Music poll winners TrikTrax, Stuck in Neutral and the Ken Ragsdale Orchestra. In 2008 he relocated to Bryan/College Station and became a popular sideman. He has released 3 CDs of original music: Lost in Time, "et al", and Respectable, all available on iTunes, emusic, amazon and other online retailers. His personal music website, featuring free downloads of live shows and samples of studio CDs, is ►karlrehnmusic.com.
Jason Navasard (Bass) from Huntsville, TX has been playing bass for over 30 years. Originally from Lake Jackson, TX where in 1990 was chosen as the bassist for the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble. From 1990 - 1993, he was the bassist for the Sam Houston State University Jazz Ensemble and since has worked with such artists including Trent Hanna (piano/composer), B/CS saxophonist Pablo Tani, recording artist Patti Rayne, and Austin singer/songwriter Tim Plank (w/Six Foot Plank). Jason lives and plays by the rule, "You Can't Hold No Groove If You Ain't Got No Pocket!"
Heath Allyn (Lead Guitar/Vocals) from Austin, TX is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who, in addition to his own songs, has written jingles, film scores, and much more covering a wide variety of genres and mediums. He's also the lead singer and guitar player for The Rock-A-Fellas and an actor who has appeared in films, commercials and television series. He lives his dreams in Austin, TX.
Craig received his first drum set at the age of 12 and immediately began annoying his family with hours of unskilled pounding and flailing. In his teens he started hanging out at rehearsals of friends that were in bands and that sold Craig on the idea of being a musician, or at the very least, a drummer. Joining his first band at 17 he was ready to hit the big time. Turns out there is much more to it than being ready. He gained experience playing with popular bands in the D/FW area in the mid 80's and moved to B/CS in the late 80's. Since living in the Brazos Valley he's had the good fortune and privilege to play with many of the area's best musicians and bands. Skilled at many genres of music he enjoys being able to entertain crowds whether they want to dance, listen or mosh.
Michael Fortunato is a multi-instrumentalist, entertainer, and songwriter specializing in clarinet, saxophone, flute, and auxiliary woodwinds. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael played in the area jazz scene and worked with independent record label Alanna Records from a young age as a project coordinator, then co-producer with Bill Lawrence. He released six internationally-distributed albums on Alanna in the "Michael Fortunato and the New Stanton Band" series, playing old-school, richly orchestral clarinet jazz standards. Later, Michael launched his own artist management company in New York City, Fortunet Entertainment, and toured with a variety of original and cover touring groups including Royal Benson, the Alex Meixner Band, Cootie Brown, Audio Imagery, Seven Souls, The Purple Church/J.Hill Xperience, The Hounds of Soul, Lady G and the Swing Authority, Matty B's 3, a variety of theatrical pit orchestras, and others. A lover of spontaneity and versatile player of many diverse styles, Michael enjoys meeting, playing, improvising, and entertaining with musicians under just about any circumstances.
Seth McAdow (tenor sax) was raised in Magnolia, TX and currently resides in Huntsville, TX. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a M.M. in saxophone performance in 2004 and B.M. in saxophone performance from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX in 2003.
Seth started playing saxophone at an early age and has been passionate about playing ever since. In junior high and high school Seth participated in band as well as jazz bands. He made the decision to major in music in college and absorbed many different musical styles. Seth performed in jazz band, chamber music and large ensembles and had great opportunities to work with artists of a very high caliber. As a member of The Blackout Saxophone Quartet Seth won the wind division of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition held at Caltech University in Pasadena, California. Since graduating from college Seth has been a freelance musician and teacher in the Houston area as well as teaching at Sam Houston State University since March 2005.
David Hansen was born in Longview, Texas and moved to Bryan in 2010. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from Wheaton College in 2009 and currently teaches band at Brazos Christian School.
David grew up overseas in Papua New Guinea where he was first introduced to the trombone in the 7th grade. He has played all styles of music his whole musical career included classical, jazz, rock, pop, and gospel. While attended Wheaton College he performed in the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Brass Quintet, and Trombone Choir, playing lead trombone in all of those positions. In addition to his teaching job, David maintains a busy performing schedule, currently playing with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, Temple Jazz Band, The Theatre Company, and Greg Tivis Jazz Band.
Originally from Los Angeles, Robert Gallegos began his career as a musician in the United States Air Force Bands. He has worked as a freelance trumpet player and educator throughout the Americas, China, and South Africa.
Robert has preformed with The Boston Pops, Catholic Churches for the Archdiocese of Boston, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The O'Jays, Frankie Valli, and many others. He is former Assistant Professor of Ensemble, and Brass studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts.
Berklee College of Music- Boston, MA.
Bachelor of Music, Music Education
Summa Cum Laude
Josh Porter, has been playing trombone for 28 years. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2005 with a B.M. in trombone performance. He credits his early interest in trombone to his father. He has had several mentors throughout his education and career who have helped shape him as a musician: Robin Owens, James Wallace, Dr. Deb Scott, and Byron Swann.
Josh now lives in the Waco area with his wife and two sons. He is a music educator and continues to freelance on trombone at every opportunity. He had a 10 year run as the trombonist for Baylor's All-University Sing and Pigskin productions. He plays lead trombone in the Waco Jazz Orchestra, performs with the Waco Community Band, and performs with Slide Tradition, a jazz quintet he formed with his brother paying tribute to JJ Johnson and Kai Winding.